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S: American Imperialism

BC: Hope you learned something!

FC: imperialism | Rachel Truhan Danette Singh | The policy of extending the rule of a nation over foreign countries, or holding colonies and dependencies.

1: American Imperialism

2: Spanish-American War | The Spanish American war was a war between America and Spain, America fighting for Cuba's independence. The cause of war was over the rule of Cuba. The Spanish American war began in 1898 and ended a year later in 1899. America won the war and gained control over Cuba.

3: From the Spanish-American War America gained Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam and the Philippines. Puerto Rico and Guam were given to America through the Treaty of Paris which ended the war. America purchased the Philippines. With this America gained bought land in Cuba for sugar, which left America leading sugar trade. All though not all good came from the war, in the Philippines there was rebellions against our rule eventually leading to their independence and there were troubles in Cuba too.

4: Panama Canal | The Panama Canal is a man made canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Work on the Panama Canal began in 1904 and the canal was finished in 1914. President Roosevelt was the one that had work on the canal started.

5: The Panama Canal is a global asset, bringing money and stability to the region. This saves the U.S. and many other countries many valuable miles since it gives a direct route to many places. 70% of the trades coming through the canal are from the United States, showing how significant the Panama Canal has become to the U.S.

6: Open-Door Policy | An open door policy is a concept that was adapted in order to insure that all countries have equal trade opportunities. This was created to help protect the Chinese people's rights.

7: With the Open-Door Policy America supported commercial interests in China. An important thing that came from that is no single country could control all of the trade of Chinese or any other countries port. Open-Door Policy led to a better chance of equal opportunities for trade for not only China, but all countries.

8: Boxer Rebellion | The boxer rebellion was when many Chinese were rebelling against the other countries forcing their influences on China. The Boxer Rebellion took place between 1898, and 1901. The "boxers" were Chinese peasants that were against foreigners and went around China killing them. The boxers believed that they were immune to bullets and were indestructible. Soon after the boxers massacred foreigners, international forces went into China and subdued the rebellion.

9: Boxer Rebellion was caused by the imperialist expansion into China. Because of the boxer uprising came the Boxer Protocol that had China paying 450 million taels of silver in 39 years. This rebellion caused many problems for China in the long-run. For instance, China's relationship with Russia was not on good terms, the unequal treaties China was a part of were delayed on being revised, and the large debt China had to pay took a toll on the citizens and their views on the Chinese government.

10: Theodore Roosevelt vs. William Henry Taft

12: Theodore Roosevelt | America under Roosevelt began and finished the building of the Panama Canal. This was a huge accomplishment because the opening of the canal was a very big part in international trade.

13: William Henry Taft | When he was the president Taft focused on a concept called Dollar Diplomacy, maintaining orderly societies by investing in foreign economics. This helped strengthen the world economy.

14: Spanish-American War vs. Boxer Rebellion

15: the boxer rebellion | The Spanish American war

16: Spanish American War | The Spanish American war was a war fought between American and Spanish troops for control over Cuba

17: Boxer Rebellion | The Boxer Rebellion was when the Chinese revolted against foreign influence in China

18: Even though they had their differences and they were not to fond of one another these two presidents were similar in quite a few ways. One of them being both of them faced resistance from their newly gained territories. In both cases these countries rebelled. Both president had to deal with the Filipino, Cuban and Puerto Rican people rebelling because they had felt cheated by America. | Similarities

19: Similarities | The Spanish-American War and the Boxer rebellion were both events that began because Americans were killed. One of the reasons that the Spanish-American War took place was because America was lead to believe that the Spanish attacked the USS Maine, an American ship. And the reason why America got involved in the Boxer Rebellion was because Chinese "boxers" were massacring Americans.

20: Was imperialism Successful? | It really depended on which side you viewed it from. In one way Imperialism was bad because it involved taking over countries which ruined international relations. But from another point of view it helped protect weaker nations.

21: We do not believe that Imperialism is good... | We feel this way because a lot of the times when a country took another country over. The people from the stronger country felt as though they were superior and were often racist toward the citizen from the territory. We do not believe that this was right. And we also believe that taking a country's freedom away like that is wrong and should not be done. There are quite a few good things about imperialism but we think that the bad things over power the good.

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